Patrick O'Brien Joins Egon Zehnder International US Financial Services Practice Group

Nov 08, 2010, 08:00 ET from Egon Zehnder International

NEW YORK, Nov. 8, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Patrick O'Brien has joined Egon Zehnder International as a core member of the firm's US Financial Services Practice Group, it was announced today by Alan Hilliker, Managing Partner of the firm's New York office. Mr. O'Brien will focus on the insurance sector.

Prior to joining Egon Zehnder International, Patrick O'Brien was President, Allstate Roadside Services, USA.  With a 15-year career in insurance at General Electric and Allstate, he has held senior roles in loss prevention, underwriting, operations, and general management.  Most recently, when Allstate won a competitive bid for GE's Partnership Marketing Group, the business was merged into Allstate's roadside assistance business.  Mr. O'Brien managed the combined entity where he was responsible for overall company direction and strategy.

"We are very excited to have Patrick join our team," said Hilliker.  "He brings a blend of leadership, operational and sales experience in the insurance and non-insurance sectors.  He understands the skill set required for leaders in the industry."

Mr. O'Brien received his Masters in Business Administration from Columbia University and his MSc in Engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute.

Mr. O'Brien lives with his wife and three children in Greenwich, Connecticut.

About Egon Zehnder International

Egon Zehnder International is one of the largest privately-held executive search firms in the world with nearly 400 consultants operating from 63 wholly owned offices in 37 countries.  The firm specializes in senior-level executive search, board consulting and director search, management appraisals, and talent management. Egon Zehnder International's clients range in size from the world's largest corporations to emerging growth companies to government and regulatory bodies and major educational and cultural organizations. Egon Zehnder International has sector specialists organized into global practices. These include Industrial, Financial Services, Consumer, Life Sciences, Technology & Communications, Services, Private Capital and Sovereign Wealth Funds. For more information visit

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